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The HEROD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,356 12139 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 491 9825 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +1865 -2314 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 23 46597 0.000 1
United Kingdom 351 11451 0.001 8
Top States for HEROD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 583 4043 0.003 28
California 150 17119 0.000 4
Tennessee 130 5237 0.002 23
Georgia 125 6153 0.002 15
Mississippi 123 2964 0.004 43
Top States for HEROD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 123 2964 0.004 43
Texas 583 4043 0.003 28
Tennessee 130 5237 0.002 23
Oklahoma 74 5968 0.002 21
New Hampshire 24 7060 0.002 19

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HEROD live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HEROD represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HEROD in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HEROD by picking someone at random in Mississippi than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HEROD

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HEROD surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HEROD surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HEROD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 615 26.1
White (Hispanic) 61 2.59
Mixed Race 46 1.95
White (Caucasian) 1,610 68.34
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HEROD surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HEROD in historical publications

HEROD. See Heraud.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to HEROD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEROD.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HEROD

The following words are slight variants of HEROD that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.